“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
Climate change presents a unique opportunity to bring people together towards a collective goal.
If we work together, climate change doesn’t need to be disempowering.
If you’re feeling disempowered by the scale of this problem and your inability to stop it – here are some steps you can take.
We will keep updating this page with fresh ways you, your family and your friends can stay informed and engaged on measures you can take to improve the situation. If there’s something you feel is missing from here, please let us know!
Get involved in Climates
You’re amazing. And whatever your skills and interests, we could do with your involvement! You could volunteer with us; join one (or two, or three, or more) of our communities for Climates’ conversations; donate to Climates; or just follow us on social media.
Divest your financial services from fossil fuels
The world is moving away from fossil fuels. Your superannuation can, too. Future Super is making fossil free super the new normal, and supporting Climates at the same time.
Offset your flights with Qantas Future Planet
Emissions from flights are significant but necessary. Luckily, there are ways to reduce your impact. Qantas’ Fly Carbon Neutral not-for-profit program invests in over 40 accredited carbon offset projects in Australia and around the world.
Switch to a greener energy supplier
By switching your electricity to Powershop, you’ll not only get access to certified carbon neutral electricity at no extra cost to you, you’ll also contribute to Climates’ life-changing work empowering communities to build climate resilience across the Australia-Pacific region. Learn more here!
Pledge to reduce your emissions
TAKE2 supports Victorian individuals, business, government, educational and community organisations to take meaningful action to reduce climate change. You can make your pledge here.
Look after your mental health and that of your mates
If you have accepted the reality of climate change, you should keep an eye on your mental health. Our friends at Psychology for a Safe Climate have published this guide ‘Coping with Climate Change Distress’.
Reach out and start the conversation
Host a Climate for Change gathering in your home. This is a great way to create a safe space for conversation with your friends and family about why you’re concerned about climate change and how you can all be taking effective action. Sign up here.
Keep tabs on this page – we’ll be adding a lot more to this very soon.